Past Events

These are the events hosted at WISER. Other events and press notices are here.

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Title Datesort ascending WISER Research Theme
White on the margin: post-apartheid white poverty and the politics of homogeneity 17-Oct-2016
A City’s Memory: Kigali 22 Years after the Rwandan Genocide 11-Oct-2016 African Futures
‘From Young Adults to Teenagers: Sex Education Manuals and the Making of Modern Youth in Apartheid South Africa’ 10-Oct-2016
Philosophy: Uncommon Sense 10-Oct-2016 Law and personhood
An African Volk: The Apartheid Regime and its Search for Survival 03-Oct-2016
Homosexuality, Witchcraft, Freemasonry - Postcolonial Obsessions in Cameroon and elsewhere 26-Sep-2016
A Nervous State 19-Sep-2016
"Worse than Apartheid?" Measuring educational progress since democracy 12-Sep-2016
Literary Theory and South-South Comparison: The Case of the São Paulo School 06-Sep-2016 Curating the Afropolitan City
Everyday identities, formal schooling and the practice of nationalism in Bechuanaland in the early twentieth century 05-Sep-2016
Aadhaar and the superindex : India's UID and the politics of database normalization 05-Sep-2016
The Body and City Space 30-Aug-2016 Medical Humanities in Africa
Black Skin, Green Masks: Medieval Foliate Heads, Racial Trauma, and Queer World-making. 29-Aug-2016
Decolonisation and Beyond: Three Lectures on Sylvia Wynter 24-Aug-2016 African Futures
Africa in Theory 22-Aug-2016 African Futures
Unemployed activism in the 1930s : long-term structural change, gender and the meanings of independence 15-Aug-2016
Knowledge Futures 14-Aug-2016 African Futures
ID'ing Mozambique's Post-Independence Development and History from 1975 to 1993 08-Aug-2016
The Climate of Race 08-Aug-2016 African Futures
Becoming Genetic Jews: Lemba Political Histories of Racial, Religious, and Cultural Difference in Twentieth-Century Sout 04-Aug-2016
Sworn on the Gun: Law and Crime in the Nigerian Civil War, 1967-1970. 25-Jul-2016
Toxicity, Waste, Detritus 07-Jul-2016 Sugarman
Children of the Sun: W.E.B. Du Bois, Jessie Redmon Fauset, and The Brownies’ Book (1920-21) 05-Jul-2016 Law and personhood, Digital Humanities
Aesthetic Systems and the Cold War: Rethinking African Literary History 28-Jun-2016 African Futures
The Face of Fascism 15-Jun-2016 African Futures
Object Agencies: Congolese artifacts as exhibition organisms 06-Jun-2016
Writing the City from Below 31-May-2016 Curating the Afropolitan City
Transplant 31-May-2016 Medical Humanities in Africa
Provincializing Slavery: Abolition, Law, Slave Subjects 30-May-2016
Clements Kadalie and the language of freedom 26-May-2016 Public Positions on History and Politics
Race, gender and the South African ‘blood wars’. 23-May-2016
Livelihoods, the body, and city space. 16-May-2016
From 'New Man' to Superman: The politics of work and socialism, from Maputo to Karl-Marx-Stadt, c. 1982 09-May-2016
Political Economy Seminar on Hirschman's Exit Voice and Loyalty 05-May-2016 African Futures
City as a Creature of Law – Revisiting Windhoek’s Legal Architecture 25-Apr-2016
Valid Voting? Electoral Integrity and the Role of Pan-African Observers in Advancing Peace and Democratic Governance 18-Apr-2016
Carceral Aesthetics: Prison Art and Public Culture 14-Apr-2016 African Futures
A Critique of the Discourse on Africanization of Knowledge In the Universities in Africa: The Whys and How Far in Camero 11-Apr-2016
"Now I am not scared": Transnational HIV/AIDS Activism through the lens of Simon Nkoli 04-Apr-2016
Small matter of truth 24-Mar-2016
Political Economy seminar on Mackenzie's Material Markets (OUP, 2008) 22-Mar-2016 African Futures
Deciphering the Meanings of the South African Higher Education Student Protests 17-Mar-2016 African Futures
‘A drug, like a scalpel, in an unskilled hand is a dangerous weapon…’ : South African struggles over pharmaceutical regu 14-Mar-2016
Re-Inventing Hoodia: Patentability, Materiality, and the Making of Belonging in South Africa 09-Mar-2016 Medical Humanities in Africa
Workshops with Graham Furniss 09-Mar-2016 Medical Humanities in Africa
Musseque Nation: Uncivil Citizens and Urban Space in Luanda, Angola 07-Mar-2016
Face Values: Trust and Suspicion in Democratic Republic of Congo 29-Feb-2016
Interrogating Political Economy seminar on Fred Cooper's Africa in the World: Capitalism, Empire, Nation-State (Har 25-Feb-2016 African Futures
Aesthetic Injustice 22-Feb-2016
PhD Presentation Lumkile Mondi 05-Feb-2016 Public Positions on History and Politics, African Futures
Interrogating Political Economy seminar on Seekings and Nattrass -- Policy, Politics and Poverty in South Africa (Palgra 22-Oct-2015 African Futures
Who Cares? Post-Rape Services and the Expanded Public Works Programme in South Africa 16-Oct-2015 Medical Humanities in Africa
Racial Irredentism, Ethnogenesis, and White Supremacy in High-Apartheid South Africa 15-Oct-2015 Public Positions on History and Politics, Law and personhood, Medical Humanities in Africa
Fanon in Tunis: Politics and Psychiatry 06-Oct-2015 African Futures
Concerning Violence: Reading Beyond Sartre 05-Oct-2015 African Futures
Forms across the Global Village Exposures and Exhibition For and From Makwacha (Democratic Republic of Congo) 05-Oct-2015 Curating the Afropolitan City, African Futures
Photography and Archive 02-Oct-2015 Curating the Afropolitan City
Post-Postcolonial: Figaro South of the Zambesi 01-Oct-2015 Curating the Afropolitan City
The Political Economy of Energy : Doctoral Thesis Proposal 24-Sep-2015 Public Positions on History and Politics, African Futures
The New Middle Class in the Global South 22-Sep-2015 Law and personhood
Book Launches
Title Datesort ascending WISER Research Theme
Launch of 'South Africa, Settler Colonialism and the Failures of Liberal Democracy' 22-Sep-2016 African Futures
Discussion of 'Apartheid and the Making of a Black Psychologist' 24-Aug-2016 Medical Humanities in Africa
Launch of 'Writing the Decline' 20-Jul-2016 African Futures
Launch of 'A Church of Strangers' 18-May-2016 African Futures
Launch of 'Zimbabwe’s Migrants and South Africa’s Border Farms' 11-May-2016 African Futures
Launch of 'A Death Retold in Truth and Rumour' 11-May-2016 African Futures
Launch of 'Umkhonto we Sizwe: The ANC’S Armed Struggle' 20-Apr-2016 African Futures
Launch of 'Rape: A South African Nightmare' 02-Mar-2016 African Futures
Launch of 'Letters of Stone' 24-Feb-2016 African Futures
Launch of 'Sweet Medicine' 24-Oct-2015 African Futures
Launch of 'Are We All Postracial Yet?' 12-Oct-2015 African Futures
Public Events
Title Datesort ascending WISER Research Theme
Complex Relations of Marxism and Feminism : Democratic Marxism 19-Sep-2016 Public Positions on History and Politics, Law and personhood, African Futures
Traces, Glimmers, Residues, and Specks of Things 15-Sep-2016 Medical Humanities in Africa
AIDS and Archives of Emotion in the UK 13-Sep-2016 Medical Humanities in Africa
“...if Black girls had long hair” 05-Sep-2016 African Futures
Theory from the South: Where are We? 23-Aug-2016 African Futures
Advanced Study Seminar on Violence, Non-Violence, and the Future of Democracy 30-May-2016 African Futures
Digital Humanities : Zotero and the research databases 11-May-2016 Digital Humanities
Can music help us understand delirium in hospital? 15-Apr-2016 Medical Humanities in Africa
Boko Haram : Nigeria's Militancy Problem 05-Apr-2016 Public Positions on History and Politics
Launch of 'The New Black Middle Class in South Africa' 15-Mar-2016 African Futures
The British Academy and the Association of Commonwealth Universities on research cultures and the issues surrounding ear 10-Mar-2016 Medical Humanities in Africa
Visions of an Alternative World: The Early Appeal of Boko Haram 07-Mar-2016 Medical Humanities in Africa
Ahmed Kathrada Foundation Annual Lecture 21-Nov-2015 African Futures
Kant on Race and Kant’s Racism 08-Oct-2015 Law and personhood, African Futures
The Politics of Aspiration and the End of Utopia 07-Oct-2015 African Futures
What Fanon Said Fest 02-Oct-2015 African Futures
Viewing Mobility 21-Sep-2015 Law and personhood
Title Datesort ascending WISER Research Theme
The Promise and Pitfalls of Postcolonial Theory 11-Aug-2016 African Futures
Technology Studies in Africa 10-Jul-2016 Sugarman
Silicosis: Past, Present, and Future 09-Jun-2016 Medical Humanities in Africa
Gender Based Violence and Rape Culture on Campus 31-May-2016 Medical Humanities in Africa
Chantal Mouffe in Conversation 10-Mar-2016 African Futures
History after EP Thompson 16-Nov-2015 Digital Humanities
History after E.P. Thompson 12-Nov-2015 Sugarman
Report from DRC Conference: "Post-Extractive Futures: Living Without and Beyond Diamonds in Mbujimayi" 21-Oct-2015 African Futures
Title Datesort ascending WISER Research Theme
Call for Nominations: Fass-Sandin Article Prize for 2016 17-Apr-2016 Medical Humanities in Africa
New people at WISER in 2016 01-Mar-2016 Curating the Afropolitan City, Law and personhood, Digital Humanities, African Futures
Public Positions
Title Datesort ascending WISER Research Theme
Public Positions: The Implications of Anglo's Fall 12-Apr-2016 Public Positions on History and Politics
Intersectional Writing in Times of Protest 17-Feb-2016 Public Positions on History and Politics, African Futures